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BIGs, Samoans, and the Uncomfortable Saturday at Synod is a more laid back day.  The real “business” doesn’t start until Monday.   Saturday morning is the Synod’s version of “Service Sunday” at Corinth, but those of us who are delegates and/or exhibitors are committed to be on site for much of the day.  This morning the […]

General Synod 29 – Friday by bob

June 29th, 2013

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I’ll be live on the UCC’s web stream Saturday morning about 9 AM Pacific time (Noon Eastern Time) if you’d like to watch – http://www.ucc.org/synod/live.html.  Nothing major – just a one-minute slot to introduce FWC and invite people to our Monday evening dinner.) I’m doing a kind of un-Bob thing.  Linda and I went to […]

General Synod 29 – Thursday by bob

June 28th, 2013

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 Well, we made it.  Linda and I flew into Long Beach, CA (airport code LGB is appropriate for a UCC General Synod) at about noon today.  It was a long day (woke up at 3:45 AM in Hickory), but we were met by our longtime dear friend from Corinth/Hickory, Carol Vaughan, […]

                Verse of the day:  “Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do.  And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with – even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak […]

                Verse of the day:  “Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”  (Romans 13:14)                 Key thought:  Never underestimate the power of God’s Word to change lives.  St. Augustine, perhaps the most influential thinker in Christian […]